WTF Moment: Sen. James Inhofe to #Newtown families: Gun debate has nothing to do with you.


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Yesterday, President Obama was in Connecticut speaking on common-sense measures to reduce gun violence:

“What’s more important to you, our children or an A grade from the gun lobby?”

“Shouldn’t we make it HARDER, not easier for domestic abusers to get their hands on a gun?”

“If you believe those killed by guns deserve a vote.. Stand up. Stand up.”

All great points. He also quoted Newtown victim, six-year-old Dylan Hockley‘s mom, Nicole:

Every night I beg for him to come to me in my dreams so that I can see him again. And during the day, I just focus on what I need to do to honor him and make change.” Now if Nicole can summon the courage to do that, how can the rest of us do any less?

Now wouldn't you think Nicole Hockley and others who were directly affected by the Sandy Hook massacre (or any other mass shooting, for that matter) might be relevant to the gun debate we're having in this country? After all, they are voluntarily and passionately lobbying Congress members to expand background checks, get tougher on gun trafficking and increase school safety.

Which brings me to Senator James Inhofe who is one of the 14 senators below who have threatened to block gun safety legislation:

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Now Inhofe is revealing exactly how delusional and cold-hearted he really is. Via HuffPo:

"See, I think it's so unfair of the administration to hurt these families, to make them think this has something to do with them when, in fact, it doesn't," Inhofe said.

When it was suggested that the families of Newtown victims actually believe the gun debate pertains to them, Inhofe said, "Well, that's because they've been told that by the president."

Yes, President Obama made them do it. They are clearly incapable of thinking for themselves, of feeling so much pain that they are driven to act on behalf of their slain loved ones, of drawing obvious conclusions, and taking action on behalf of their murdered family members in order to help prevent this from happening again.

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Think Progress:

The Oklahoma senator has an A+ rating from the NRA and Gun Owners of America. He has taken at least $19,800 from the former since 1998.

If I go on, I won't be able stop at simply referring to Inhofe as an insensitive, gun-sucking, self-serving, cowardly prick. I'll stop now.